Indo-Nepal Tourism Promotion Seminar
February 25, 2024

The Embassy of Nepal in cooperation with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) hosted the Indo-Nepal Tourism Promotion seminar, marking a significant step towards enhancing collaboration between Nepal and India in the tourism sector in New Delhi, India. The event was chaired by Col. Vijay Singh, the newly elected president of IMF, with His Excellency Dr. Sankar Prasad Sharma, the Ambassador of Nepal to India, as the Chief Guest.

Distinguished guests included Tara Nath Adhikari, Minister Economic at the Embassy of Nepal, Nima Nuru Sherpa, President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA),  Meera Mohanty, IAS, Resident Commissioner of the Government of Himachal Pradesh, among others.

During his address, President Nima Nuru Sherpa clearly emphasized the abundant potential for collaboration in adventure and mountain tourism between Nepal and India, underlining the crucial need for environmental preservation in the breathtaking mountainous regions that form the backbone of both nations' tourism industries. With insightful remarks, he provided a detailed overview of Nepal's current state of tourism, offering a clear understanding of its dynamics, challenges, and opportunities. In a gesture of camaraderie and goodwill, President Sherpa extended warm congratulations to Col. Vijay Singh on his recent appointment as the president of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). Speaking on behalf of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), he conveyed sincere wishes for a successful tenure ahead, symbolizing the strong spirit of collaboration and partnership between the two esteemed organizations.

Additionally, Mr. Kreethi Pais, Honorary Secretary of the IMF, shared a presentation on "Collaboration in adventure tourism between India and Nepal" representing the IMF, highlighting the potential of tourism and its collaborative prospects with Nepal. Adding to the discourse,  Mr. Tara Nath Adhikari took the floor to deliver an insightful presentation on the promising prospects of tourism in Nepal. With a thorough analysis, he delineated the areas where collaboration between Nepal and India could flourish, offering a roadmap for mutual benefit. 

Following the presentations, a Q&A session provided an opportunity for attendees to raise questions and express concerns, with responses offered by the presidents of NMA and IMF. The event wrapped up with a heartfelt gesture of appreciation from NMA, as Mr. Sherpa presented NMA souvenirs to the guests. Additionally, President Col. Ajay Singh of IMF honored the President of NMA, Nima Nuru Sherpa with an ice axe, symbolizing their deep appreciation and camaraderie.

The seminar highlighted the shared commitment of Nepal and India to promote tourism and strengthen bilateral relations. Such initiatives serve as catalysts for sustainable tourism practices and closer ties between the two nations.